Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a flattering manner; in a manner to gratify or soothe; with partiality.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb With flattery.

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  • adverb In a flattering manner.

Etymologies

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flattering +‎ -ly

Examples

  • The elegist of one of her daughters by an earlier marriage referred to her flatteringly as “sweet mother Scribonia.”

    Caesars’ Wives

  • The desolate cabin that she had left for the interminable journey westward was recalled flatteringly through the hallowing mists of time.

    Judith of the Plains

  • Mr. Trichet again tried to persuade investors that they should be looking at the eurozone as whole, which he argued compares "flatteringly" to its peers on the fiscal front, rather than at individual countries, some of which do not look all that good.

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  • While this may compare "flatteringly" with other industrialized countries, it cannot be taken as a demonstration of success of the SGP.

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  • While this may compare "flatteringly" with other industrialized countries, it cannot be taken as a demonstration of success of the SGP.

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  • Mr. Trichet again tried to persuade investors that they should be looking at the eurozone as whole, which he argued compares "flatteringly" to its peers on the fiscal front, rather than at individual countries, some of which do not look all that good.

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  • While this may compare "flatteringly" with other industrialized countries, it can certainly not be taken as a demonstration of success of the SGP.

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  • "flatteringly" with other industrialized countries, it can certainly not be taken as a demonstration of success of the SGP.

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  • "flatteringly" with other industrialized countries, it can certainly not be taken as a demonstration of success of the SGP.

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  • "flatteringly" with other industrialized countries, it cannot be taken as a demonstration of success of the SGP.

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